Cannabis absorbed through the lungs goes straight to the brain, but is only metabolized by the liver on the second pass.
Orwell died of a massive hemorrhage of the lungs in the early hours of January 21, 1950.
The boy makes small gasping sounds as the oxygen pumps into his lungs.
What kills is the pressure wave, and more importantly, the subsequent [vacuum], which ruptures the lungs.
Infections can strike joints, airways, the lungs, the brain and the tissues lining the spinal cord, or the bloodstream.
A man was flying after the train, shouting at the top of his lungs.
For what's a man—and never mind his size—if his lungs is gone?
The office of the lungs is to feed the heart and stomach with pure blood.
"Back," the chief of the squad yelled at the top of his lungs.
In the lungs the carbon dioxid is exchanged for the free oxygen we have just inhaled, and we exhale the carbon dioxid.
"human respiratory organ," c.1300, from Old English lungen (plural), from Proto-Germanic *lungw- (cf. Old Norse lunge, Old Frisian lungen, Middle Dutch longhe, Dutch long, Old High German lungun, German lunge "lung"), literally "the light organ," from PIE *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight; easy, agile, nimble" (cf. Russian lëgkij, Polish lekki "light;" Russian lëgkoje "lung," Greek elaphros "light" in weight; see also lever).
The notion probably is from the fact that, when thrown into a pot of water, lungs of a slaughtered animal float, while the heart, liver, etc., do not. Cf. also Portuguese leve "lung," from Latin levis "light;" Irish scaman "lungs," from scaman "light;" Welsh ysgyfaint "lungs," from ysgafn "light." See also lights, pulmonary. Lung cancer attested from 1882.
Either of the two saclike organs of respiration that occupy the pulmonary cavity of the thorax and in which aeration of the blood takes place. It is common for the right lung, which is divided into three lobes, to be slightly larger than the left, which has two lobes.